Microscopic Polyangiitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Mehran Farid-Moayer, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

How is microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) categorized?

What is the pathophysiology of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What causes microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What is the prevalence of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What is the prognosis of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which dermatologic findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which respiratory findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which cardiovascular findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which GI findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which ocular findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which renal findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What are musculoskeletal findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which neurologic findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Microscopic Polyangiitis?

Workup

Which complete blood cell count (CBC) findings suggest microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which findings on renal testing suggest microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) test results suggest microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What is the role of blood cultures in the diagnosis of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which chest radiograph findings suggest microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What other imaging studies are indicated in the diagnosis of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What is the role of CT scanning in the evaluation of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Treatment

How is microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) treated?

How is remission induced in the treatment of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

How is remission maintained in the treatment of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Medications

What is the role of immunosuppressive agents in the treatment of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive agents are used in the treatment of Microscopic Polyangiitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Microscopic Polyangiitis?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What are the possible complications of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What is included in patient education about microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?